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Modern Accelerator Technologies for Geographic Information Science

Shi, Xuan, Kindratenko, Volodymyr, Yang, Chaowei (Eds.)

2013, VII, 251 p. 75 illus.

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  • Equips readers to handle complex technologies
  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of GIS applications
  • Shares tips and insights from leading researchers and professionals
This book explores the impact of augmenting novel architectural designs with hardware‐based application accelerators. The text covers comprehensive aspects of the applications in Geographic Information Science, remote sensing and deploying Modern Accelerator Technologies (MAT) for geospatial simulations and spatiotemporal analytics. MAT in GIS applications, MAT in remotely sensed data processing and analysis, heterogeneous processors, many-core and highly multi-threaded processors and general purpose processors are also presented. This book includes case studies and closes with a chapter on future trends. Modern Accelerator Technologies for GIS is a reference book for practitioners and researchers working in geographical information systems and related fields. Advanced-level students in geography, computational science, computer science and engineering will also find this book useful.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Application Accelerators - Emerging Computer Systems - General Purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPUs) - Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure - Heterogeneous Computer Architecture - MAT for Geospatial Modeling - MAT in GIS Applications - MAT in Remote Sensing - Performance Optimization - Spatiotemporal Data Analytics

Related subjects » Computational Science & Engineering - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Environmental Science & Engineering - Geographical Information Systems

Table of contents 

Modern Accelerator Technologies for GIScience.- Introduction to GPGPU.- Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors.- Accelerating Geocomputation with Cloud Computing.- Parallel Primitives based Spatial Join of Geospatial Data on GPGPUs.- Utilizing CUDA-enabled GPUs to support 5D scientific geovisualization: a case study of simulating dust storm events.- A Parallel Algorithm to Solve Near-Shortest Path Problems on Raster Graphs.- CUDA-Accelerated HD-ODETLAP: Lossy High Dimensional Gridded Data Compression.- Accelerating Agent-Based Modeling Using Graphics Processing Units.- Large-Scale Pulse Compression for Costas Signal with GPGPU.- Parallelizing ISODATA Algorithm for Unsupervised Image Classification on GPU.- Accelerating Mean Shift Segmentation Algorithm on Hybrid CPU/GPU Platforms.- Simulation and analysis of cluster-based caching replacement based on temporal and spatial locality of tile access.- A High-Concurrency Web Map Tile Service Built with Open-Source Software.- Improved Parallel Optimal Choropleth Map Classification.- Pursuing Spatiotemporally Integrated Social Science using Cyberinfrastructure.- Opportunities and Challenges for Urban Land-use Change Modeling using High-performance Computing.- Modern Accelerator Technologies for Spatially-explicit Integrated Environmental Modeling.

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